Former Test players Samuels, Moseley join coaching staff for Under-19s and Women

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Two former West Indies players have been added to the coaching staff of West Indies teams.

Ezra Moseley, the fast bowling all-rounder from Barbados, will join the West Indies Women’s team as an Assistant Coach while Robert Samuels, the opening batsman and former Jamaica captain, will join the West Indies Under-19 team as Assistant Coach.

The West Indies Women are in Jamaica preparing for the three-match series against New Zealand at Sabina Park and the Windies Under-19s are in Guyana in camp, as they get ready to face Bangladesh in a seven-match rubber.

Samuels, 42, has worked coaching at the Under-19 level for over a decade. Earlier this year he was at the helm as Jamaica won both the WICB Under-19 four-day and one-day tournaments. Since retiring Moseley, 55, was a Barbados selector and worked for several years with the Barbados Women’s team.

Roddy Estwick, long-standing coach of the Under-19s, welcomed Samuels to the team.

"It is great to have Robert on board. He was a successful Jamaica batsman and captain and has worked with the Jamaica Under-19s for a few years now. He will know most of the players very well and brings a wealth of knowledge and tactical skills to the team," Estwick said.

Sherwin Campbell, has been in charge of the Women’s programme since 2008, and said Moseley was a good addition to the Team Management Unit.

"Ezra is an excellent coach and it is great to have him join the team as we prepare for the upcoming series against New Zealand and the games to follow in a few weeks," said Campbell.

"He has been involved with women’s cricket for several years now and is passionate about what he does. I’m sure he will fit in very well and make a great contribution to the continued development of women’s cricket."